Italian police scoop up 2 tons of cocaine bobbing in sea Lalrp


ROME — Italian police scooped up two tons of cocaine, wrapped in protecting plastic and bobbing within the sea off jap Sicily, authorities stated Monday.

The monetary police squad estimated that the current “catch” would have fetched about 400 million euros (almost $450 million) in road gross sales.

The packages of cocaine have been strung along with netting, police stated in an announcement. There was simply sufficient plastic wrapping to maintain the cocaine from getting moist with out weighing it down and presumably sinking it.

Investigators hypothesized {that a} cargo ship left it within the sea as a part of a scheme for an additional vessel to return alongside and ultimately carry it to land. Police plane flew over the world of sea as a precaution to identify another cocaine bundles that may have separated from the netting.

In all, police scooped up greater than 1,600 packets of cocaine held in 70 bobbing bundles, the assertion stated.